Police Block DP Meeting As Jinja East Heats Up


sale geneva; font-size: small;”>“Can you believe that the police has ordered St. Jude Social Center in Jinja not to host the National Executive Committee meeting of the Democratic Party?” Mao roared.

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viagra geneva; font-size: small;”>“Almost 50 years after independence, political activities are strangled under the boot of the military. How can we change government peacefully when machine guns have supplanted the microphone as the medium of political competition?” Mao asked.

It’s yet clear why police blocked the meeting. Police spokesperson Asuman Mugenyi has not picked our phone calls.

But the move comes at a time when Jinja East is preparing for by-elections.

Earlier, Mao had revealed DP NEC would meet in a special session in Jinja to discuss among other things the Jinja by elections and the East Africa legislative assembly case.

“We shall also discuss the budget and the building of party headquarters. Tomorrow NEC members will accompany our candidate Moses Waiswa for his nominations,” he had earlier stated.

Jinja East poll fever has hit peak levels with top opposition shots Salaam Musumba, Col. Kizza Besigye, Nandala Mafabi, Mao, and NRM bigwigs Hajji Moses Kigongo and Dorothy storming the area to canvass support for their candidates.

Igeme Nabeta represents NRM while Paul Mwiru carries the FDC flag. Court of Appeal recently nullified Nabeta’s seat on grounds of voter bribery and inadequate academic qualifications. The EC, however, allowed Nabeta to contest again.

Other eight candidates have picked nomination forms.


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